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Rear Pou-tuarongo

Rear Pou-tuarongo.

At the opposite or rear gable of the building the central pillar or pou-tuarongo corresponds to the central pillar of the front gable, being in two pieces forming together a pillar of 24 feet high by 32 inches wide. On this is carved three figures. Puhi-Kai-Ariki at the top; Muri-whenua in the centre; and Te Wera Hauraki at the bottom.

Bordering the pou-tahuhu, and pou-tuarongo at each end of the interior of the building are panels with representations of human figures in grotesque manner of wood carving.